The United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York reported today that its 1955 campaign has passed the $16,000,000 mark and its volunteer workers launched a series of mass telephone solicitation sessions for more contributions. The telephone campaign of which State Attorney General Jacob K. Javits is chairman began immediately after 150 key UJA volunteers attended a breakfast meeting in the Plaza Hotel where they heard a report on the progress of the drive.
Speakers at the breakfast meeting included Mayor Wagner, who is chairman of the Non-Sectarian Community Committee for the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York; Mr. Javits, who presided; Avraham Harman, Israel’s Consul General in New York; and the five general chairmen of the New York UJA campaign–Joseph Eisner, Samuel Hausman, Benjamin Lazrus, Jerome L Udell and Jack D. Weiler. Mayor Wagner was presented with a silver-bound Bible hand-crafted in Israel in appreciation of his active interest in the New York UJA campaign and as a bon voyage gift for the trip abroad, including a visit to Israel, on which he will leave shortly.
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